Southampton vs Crystal Palace: Saints Player Ratings from dominant win

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong congratulate teammate Danny Ings of Southampton after he scores a goal to make it 3-1 during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on May 11, 2021 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong congratulate teammate Danny Ings of Southampton after he scores a goal to make it 3-1 during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on May 11, 2021 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images) /
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Southampton’s English striker Danny Ings (L) scores (Photo by DAN MULLAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Southampton’s English striker Danny Ings (L) scores (Photo by DAN MULLAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Strikers and Substitutes

Danny Ings, Striker – 9

Saints were on top for a lot of this game but Ings was the reason they won. Two excellent finishes that would not have come from anyone else in this squad.

Positive words from Martin Semmens and Ralph on whether they see their main striker staying this summer, but they will have a huge job on their hands to replace him if he leaves.

Che Adams, Striker – 8

Has not played much with Ings in recent times but they linked up really well in vital moments here. In the right place to turn home Armstrong’s ball across goal for the second and slid Ings through well for the third.

Adams is not a natural finisher in comparison to his strike partner but will hopefully be learning a lot from him.

Mohammed Salisu, 1st Substitute – 7

Returned the calmness to the backline as he replaced Bednarek – another performance that shows he must be a regular starter next season.

A lot has been made of Jannik Vestergaard’s contract situation but if the Dane eventually moves on, Salisu is a natural and excellent replacement.

Michael Obafemi, 2nd Substitute – N/A

Just eight touches of the ball after coming on but good to see him getting more minutes as he builds his match fitness back up.

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